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We’ve held off picking any iPhone apps as our Freeware of the Moment choice but Shazam can’t be overlooked for iPhone users.  I haven’t had time to play with it until today and I am very impressed with how well it works.  What it does is […]

Shazam_screenWe’ve held off picking any iPhone apps as our Freeware of the Moment choice but Shazam can’t be overlooked for iPhone users.  I haven’t had time to play with it until today and I am very impressed with how well it works.  What it does is simple yet complex at the same time.  You hear a song you like on the radio for example and you want to know who the artist is and the title of the song.  Just fire up Shazam and hold the iPhone up in the air.  It listens for a moment and then returns the Artist, Title and album art for your education.  Of course you can then tap a button and buy the song from the iTunes store and even cooler, if there’s a music video on YouTube you can tap another button and watch it.  Shazam is easily the Freeware of the Moment simply because it works so well and is so fun.  Just search for it in the iPhone Apps Store.

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  1. I was in a Taco Bell on Friday for lunch and while gorging on my Chalupa, I heard this nifty song coming through the speaker mounted in the ceiling about 12′ away.

    I whipped out my iPhone and pressed my Shazam and proceeded to TAG IT. I pointed the iPhone at the speaker (that drew a few looks) and it gave me and stored the results and that nite I bought it on iTunes.

    Gotta love the iPhone!

    Only wish I could have downloaded it right there but iPhone/iTunes store needs WIFI and not just 3G to get a song.

  2. My wife serves the same purpose. The nice thing? She can do it even in the dessert with no network connectivity. The bad thing? She also knows all the lyrics and will proceed to sing along ;)

    Skip — what’s that? Can’t download songs via 3G? What other limitations are there as to what you can do with 3G vs. WiFi on this wonder gadget? (I know about the VOIP app only working with WiFi)

  3. That is, IMHO, is the single best free application for the iPhone so far. I cannot even recount now how often I used it since I downloaded it from App store. Moreover, I often use it to tag songs that I know, just to have a reminder for later, so that I remember to buy it when I have time (and WIFI)

  4. Stacey Higginbotham Monday, July 28, 2008

    Verizon’s Song ID service does the same thing. You have to have a VCast enabled phone, but it worked well for me in the past. Just a tip for those of us who haven’t hopped on the iPhone bandwagon.

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